Crafty Crows April Edition Featuring Taylor Edmonds & Sheila Aldous plus open mic

Apr 5, 2023 at 19:00 — 21:00 (BST)
Organiser: Gloucestershire Poetry Society

Wednesday, 5th April 2023, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Hosted by Josephin Lay.

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Featuring Taylor Edmonds

Taylor Edmonds is an award-winning poet, writer and creative facilitator from South Wales. Her work explores themes of womanhood, identity, connection, nature and empowerment. Taylor’s debut poetry pamphlet Back Teeth is published by Broken Sleep Books. She was the 2021 Poet in Residence for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

With guest poet Sheila Aldous

Sheila Aldous’ poetry can be found in literary journals and anthologies. She won the Yeovil Poetry Prize, the Welsh International and Riptide, and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Poetry on the Lake and others. Her collections are Paper Boats, The Burning Of Teignmouth and Shaldon, 1690; and While I Was Sleeping; and a chapbook, Patterns Of All Made Things. She writes with profound empathy, skilled tellings, and when called for, dark undertows of real events. She treads with empathy into personal tragedies, emancipation and political unrest. Her collections can be ordered through Waterstones or directly from the author at

Event Housekeeping

1) This is an online event hosted via Zoom. The link to this event will be emailed to ticket holders and will be posted on the corresponding Facebook Page Event on or shortly before the day of the event.
2) Please arrive 10 minutes early to help us to start on time - we aim to start at 7 pm or shortly after.
3) Please mute your mic during poetry readings/performances to enable everyone to enjoy the poet's work.
4) As a supportive space for poets, we allow attendees to clap each poet after they have finished as a show of appreciation.
5) A video recording will be made available on the Gloucestershire Poetry Society (GPS) YouTube Channel.
6) An audio recording and chat transcript will be made available on the GPS website.

Open Mic signup - 3-minute slot

1) Email to apply for an open mic slot.
2) Open mic slots are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
3) A reserve list is held in case of cancellations.
4) If you have an open mic slot, please keep it within the 3 min allotted time. You may read 1-2 poems as long as they fit into your minutes.
5) Please be mindful of others and provide content warnings where necessary.
6) Your work will be classed as being published if shared during our events. This may affect submission opportunities for that work, so please only share work that you are happy to have published.

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